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Serving with Passion, All Ability West Africa

Published on May 09, 2024

Coach Benjamin Annor is Director and Founder of Rescue Sports Foundation in Ghana. He has a passion to bring hope, healing, direction and support to All Ability coaches and athletes.

His wife Vivian serves with him as well. Vivian’s speech impairment has endeared the hearts of All Ability Sports athletes and as a result has opened many doors for ministry.

Benjamin has been doing sports ministry since 2007 when he saw people playing soccer on Sunday mornings. He started sharing the Gospel and providing water and snacks to the players. This grew to coaching a few unorganized teams, then to forming 24 teams and organizing annual tournaments. In 2017, he shifted his focus to All Ability Sports training after attending a training to this underserved sport community. Soon after, he started Rescue Sports Foundation with the mission to serve All Ability athletes through vision casting, leadership training seminars and a basketball wheelchair project among others.

The All Ability Sports project started growing quickly. Rescue Sports Foundation has coaches belonging to the various disability sports disciplines in Ghana, Togo and Sierra Leone.  Athletes in a variety of sports are growing in their leadership to the All Ability Sport community, but more importantly, in their knowledge of and relationship to God.

Below are a few quotes from a recent leadership training seminar:

The table has turned, and God has brought light to Sierra Leone, so they are ready to embrace the idea of sporting (disability sport) to evangelize the world.”

– Agnes (visually impaired)

Today is one of my happiest days because they are teaching us to go and seek for the needy and share the Word of God with them. I know that if this kind of training continues, all persons with disabilities in the world will get to know God.”

– Solomon (ordained pastor with multiple physical disabilities)

The training has educated me a lot because it has taught me how God loves me. I have to share the knowledge I have acquired here with my companions, to give them the hope and the courage that I have gotten from the training.”

– Adam (physically disabled and wheelchair user)

Rescue Sports Foundation is in partnership with FCA to reach out to coaches and athletes in Africa and beyond.

Secondly, Rescue Sports Foundation’s purpose is to disciple the sports world, and more specifically to reach out to All Ability Sports communities.

“I thank God for the Rescue Sports Foundation Board who has been a source of encouragement, inspiration and strength to me.” – Coach Benjamin Annor